Honors & Awards

Willie Barney

  • National Award:  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Award
    Willie Barney and Empowerment Network
    Human and Civil Rights Award
    National Education Association
    July 2020
  • National Award:  Outstanding Community Involvement
    Willie Barney and Omaha 360 Collaborative
    Project Safe Neighborhoods
    Department of Justice
    November 2018
  • National Award:  Community Challenge
    Seed Award
    Obama Foundation
    November 2018
  • Community Impact Award
    University of Nebraska – Omaha
    Criminal Justice Department
    April 2018
  • Charles B. Washington Award
    Urban League of Nebraska
    90
    th Anniversary Celebration
    August 2017
  • Men of Honor Award
    100 Black Men
    April 2017
  • Champion of Change
    Nebraska Public Television
    August 2016
  • Fulfilling the Dream Award
    University of Nebraska – Lincoln
    January 2015
  • Drum Major for Justice Award
    Creighton University
    January 2015
  • Family Advocate of the Year
    Heartland Family Service
    November 2014
  • National Community Service Award
    FraserNet – PowerNetworking Conference
    Dallas, Texas
    June 2014
  • Community Award
    Omaha Chapter of the NAACP
    2013
  • President’s Award
    Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
    2013
  • Heroes in the Heartland Award
    for Community Impact
  • American Red Cross
    2013
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award
  • Creighton University
  • Community Leader Award
    Woodmen of the World
    2010
  • African-American Leadership Award
    Urban League of Nebraska
    2009